Best Value New Model 4 Bike Carrier
BUZZRACER series offer convenient mounting, user-friendly functions and compact storage. The ratchet cradle is the perfect solution to attach the bike frame. It is also a great solution for carbon frames as it does not apply pressure to the carbon tubes.
The BUZZRACER 4 is a really well designed, well engineered piece of kit; smart, sophisticated and very good value for money.
The BUZZRACER 4 is very easy to use and has all the basic features needed for a good bike rack. And it’s really strong!
Key features of the BUZZRACER 4
Assembly: Even though it is not assembled, BUZZRACER 4 is very easy to put together.
Fitting to the car: When you first place the BUZZRACER 4 on the tow ball it supports itself. You’ll then take the weight again, spin the tightening knob until it’s tight, and lock it. BUZZRACK‘s carriers comply with the very exacting standard XPR-18-904-4 and therefore include an anti-sway tensioner; this has an integrated handle and 2 or 3 turns are usually sufficient.
Lighting system: The BUZZRACER 4 comes with a 7 pin flat plug lighting system.
Tilting: Tilting is easy, and is very well balanced even with a full load. The BUZZRACER 4 sits quite high on the tow ball, and the tilt function is optimised to prevent the lights from hitting the road surface, while still using the weight of the bikes to help bring the bike platform back to the level again in a controlled way. But this geometry doesn’t allow for tall vertical tailgates to be opened – e.g. VW Transporter T5 and T6.
- The wheel holders will accommodate all wheelbases, even small children’s bikes. You can reverse the wheel supports for the really small bikes.
- The long wheel rubber-padded wheel straps hold tyres up to 3.25” wide; pull on them to tighten, and use the quick release to loosen
- The BUZZRACER 4 is entirely suitable for carbon frame bikes; the rubber-padded bike frame cradles rotate 360 degrees and, again using rubber-padded straps, they hold any type of tube firmly but gently.
- The maximum permitted load is 60kg, with no bike weighing more than 20kg
- Electric bikes up to 20kg may be carried, although the BUZZRACER series is not optimised for e-bikes (see E-Scorpion or E-Hornet for carrying e-bikes); whatever bikes you have, always load the heaviest bikes nearest to the car
- There is a built in locking cable to secure your bikes; as usual with cable locks, it’s a deterrent only.
Other features and basic specifications
- The patented conical fitting fits to all tow 50 mm balls, even to the bolt-on tow balls we see occasionally that do not meet standards for neck length or ball diameter. (Do not fit to adaptable or 'Multi Ball' System).
- The BUZZRACER 4 sits high on the tow ball, well clear of speed bumps and other hazards.
- Dimensions: 88cm wide x 94cm deep (measured from the centre of the tow ball to the outside edge of the number plate holder).
- Weight: 18kg
- The build quality – tube bending, welding, rust proofing, painting, component quality, is exemplary. All tools you might need are provided.
- All parts are replaceable
Max number of bikes: 4
Max weight per bike: 20kg
Max load capacity: 60kg
Max tire size: 3.25″
Fits all ISO 50mm tow ball
Dimensions (width x depth x height): 88 x 94 x 73 cm
(measured from the centre of the tow ball mount to the outside edge of the number plate holder).
Integrated lighting board
Lighting board plug type: 7 pin flat
Bike carrier to tow ball lock
Bike carrier to bike lock cable
The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by the tow bar nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before using any tow ball mounted bike carrier.
Requires 65mm clearance from centre of tow ball to rear of vehicle.